In the JournalsPerspective

UTIs increasingly diagnosed in virtual care setting

September 5, 2019
The rate of UTIs diagnosed in the outpatient setting increased between 2008 and 2017, especially among older adults and in patients receiving virtual…
In the Journals

Mobile phone intervention reduces TB treatment failure in Kenyan study

September 4, 2019
In Kenya, patients with tuberculosis who received daily text-based questions about treatment adherence and other mobile phone-based reminders were…
In the Journals

HIV-exposed, uninfected kids hospitalized at twice the rate of unexposed kids

September 4, 2019
In the United States, children born to mothers with HIV but who are not infected with the virus are hospitalized at more than twice the rate of…

NYC declares end to measles outbreak that sickened hundreds

September 4, 2019
The New York City measles outbreak that sickened more than 600 people in Brooklyn and Queens over the course of almost a year has ended, officials…
In the Journals

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…
In the Journals

Shared patient rooms noninferior to private rooms for halting ESBL transmission

September 4, 2019
In terms of preventing transmission, isolating patients with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae on contact precautions in…

Xofluza reduces risk for flu by 86% in household contacts

September 3, 2019
Xofluza significantly reduced the risk for influenza infection among children aged younger than 12 years and adults living with infected individuals…
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N95 respirators, medical masks offer similar protection from flu

September 3, 2019
A comparison of N95 respirators and medical masks for the prevention of influenza demonstrated no significant difference in the incidence of…
In the Journals

Childhood leukemia survivors may be at higher risk for infections

September 3, 2019
Childhood leukemia survivors demonstrated a higher long-term risk for infections after treatment completion than the general population, according to…
In the Journals

Small Fournier gangrene risk with SGLT-2 inhibitors should not influence prescribing decisions

September 3, 2019
For men with type 2 diabetes, the small increased risk for Fournier gangrene associated with SGLT-2 inhibitor treatment should not dissuade…
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MRSA colonization common on intake at Chicago jail

September 3, 2019
Almost 20% of men entering a large Chicago jail during a recent 2-year period were positive for MRSA upon intake, researchers reported. Kyle J
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72-hour time-out encourages de-escalation of broad-spectrum antibiotics

September 1, 2019
The addition of an automated 72-hour antibiotic time-out alert within the electronic medical record system at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis led to more…
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Longer sleeves reduce contamination during PPE removal

August 31, 2019
Increasing the coverage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, to include the hands and wrists reduces the contamination of personnel during…
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Rectal gonorrhea associated with increased HIV infection risk in MSM

August 30, 2019
An Australian study that enrolled initially HIV-negative men who have sex with men, or MSM, showed that repeated and single rectal gonorrhea…
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Oseltamivir for flu prophylaxis in health care personnel comes with challenges

August 30, 2019
Oseltamivir for influenza prophylaxis is a consideration for health care workers at high risk for developing influenza, including those who decline…

Mumps outbreaks sicken almost 900 in migrant detention centers

August 30, 2019
Experts have warned that migrant children detained at the southern U.S. border are at risk for numerous illnesses, including some infectious…
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Short-course parenteral antibiotics effective for bacteremic UTI in infants

August 29, 2019
Research published in Pediatrics suggests that infants aged 60 days and younger with bacteremic UTI could receive shorter courses of parenteral…

WHO: Women can use any reversible contraceptive without increased HIV risk

August 29, 2019
WHO revised its recommendations on hormonal contraceptive use to say that women at high risk for HIV can use any form of reversible contraception…
Perspective

4 European countries lose measles-free status; US on the brink

August 29, 2019
Amid a rise in cases, four European nations — Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the United Kingdom — have their lost measles…
FDA News

FDA warns about rare instances of liver injury, failure with HCV therapies

August 28, 2019
The FDA has received reports that the use of Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi to treat chronic hepatitis C in patients with moderate to severe liver…